Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Livermore CA, then raised in Alameda ‘till I was 9. My parents split and my mom got a military boyfriend who moved us to the south. We lived in Nashville Tennessee for a about a year and a half and in Fayetteville Georgia for another year and a half. After that my mom and her boyfriend split so we moved to Idaho, Weiser Idaho to be exact- to be close to my moms sister. This is where I ended up going to middle school and graduating high school. I stayed in Idaho until I was 20 and then headed west again for the Golden state. I have been in the Bay Area for about 6 years now and I am getting ready to once again pack my bags and head to a new destination, Big Island of Hawaii! I am Super excited for the things to come!
Growing up were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
When I was younger I didn’t really think about tattoos, but I have always been a person who doesn’t give a fuck about what the general population thinks of me. So I guess you could say when I thought it was the right time (at 21) I found a dope artist and just went for it. My first tattoo was my half sleeve featuring an octopus.
What made you decide to get your first one?
I was just really overcome with want! I was always so fascinated with other peoples artwork that I just had to get one, but I waited for the RIGHT artist who does incredible work. I always knew I didn’t want a FREE or cheap tattoo. So I saved my money and when I had it all I made it happen. At the time I was also dating a guy who was REALLY into them. I guess maybe that helped me take the plunge.
Do you have a favorite tattoo, and does it have a meaning behind it?
My favorite tattoo aside from my octopus would have to be… damn this is hard. Lets go with my carrot finger tat my awesome buddy Drew did. It is on my middle finger and it stands for “I do not CARROT all” LOL, It has a special meaning to me because not only am I a bunny fanatic- Drew has since left this life and is on to the next… He had a VERY IDGAF attitude and I like to think I carry his spirit with every bird that I flip!
How did you get into modeling?
I began by checking out Craigslist. YES Craigslist. I began searching for a photographer because I had a desire to try this ‘modeling’ stuff out for myself. I actually found an AMAZING photographer who became my mentor and friend. Has Della Silva- He taught me much of the things I still use today. And ever since that awkward shoot in the park, I have been going strong!
What or who are you’re inspirations?
Tyra Banks, has always been a HUGE inspiration to me. If you do not know about her challenging entry into the modeling world you NEED to look it up. She is a real super woman, she never gave up, believed in herself and is now worth many millions.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am currently venturing into the health enthusiast realm. I want to help people improve their health and outlook on modern medicine and illness. I have an online store with all the Korean products I import and USE. My goal is to reach more folks that think like I do when it comes to health- and to share something completey new and awesome that I know they will LOVE. You can find my healthy IG at @livepinedotcom and the website is… well you should get it. 😉 I also do a lot of promo for this prop 215 THC infused Lube and massage oil Made by Kali caps! It is really awesome and YES I use it. I am currently trying to set up a shoot for both of these things in the near future. You can check out more on the lube at @s_and_m_by_kalicaps